The team didn't sleep for a week and to coordinate with over 100 brands to bring the campaign to life.
While most brands were busy brainstorming with their creative teams for Friendship Day creatives – Schbang was no different. The Schbang team put together a digital activation campaign for Fevicol for Friendship Day. The campaign focused on Fevicol’s ‘Mazboot Jod’ proposition and worked collaboratively with other brands to get the message across.
The campaign saw Fevicol commenting on other brands’ posts from the official account and the respective brands 'pinning' the comments. This was seen as a way of creating a sticky friendship, a la witty copywriting, thanks to the Schbang team, who spent many sleepless nights to bring the campaign to life.
The Schbang team that brought this campaign together in record time was Aditya Mehendale - group creative director, Jay Morzaria - group creative manager, Viren Chhabria - group solutions manager, Puru Agarwal - creative lead, and Aniket Ajwani - team lead.
The first step was to gather the brands to collaborate with. So, each member from the Schbang team put out a social post on LinkedIn. The post invited brands to collaborate with 'a well known adhesive brand' for a Friendship Day campaign. The team reveals, over a call, that the response it got to that simple post was staggering.
Morzaria tells us that there was no brief as such, but it was an idea the team had come up with on its own - which the client approved of. Chhabria mentions that the task was to make the evolution of the brand to digital complete.
"Our main task was to help the brand evolve and make it native to digital. We tried to innovate by using the features of the platform and our own knowledge of the platform to our advantage," says Chhabria.
Morzaria adds that as a client, Fevicol understands creativity and liked the idea. "There was slight hesitation at first, but not because the brand (Fevicol) doubted our idea. It was because there was less time to execute it. We had less than a week and the scale (of it) was challenging."
The team was targeting 50 brands, but received responses from over 120. What came next was a marathon week of copywriting to create comments that would represent Fevicol on other brands' pages.
Agarwal reveals that the responses were beyond the team's expectations, and the challenge was filtering out which brands to collaborate with. "My team and I were working all hands on deck for this project. We wrote around 300 copies, of which, roughly 100-120 were approved."
The comment the team wrote had to be a reply to the particular post that the brand put out, while sticking to the signature Fevicol brand of humour.
The team agrees that the scale was the most challenging part of the campaign - especially during the execution phase. "We were all working remotely and coordinating on a full-time basis. Some of us had to come in to work on a Sunday to make sure this campaign was successfully executed. We also had to coordinate with the brands and work with the feedback they had for us," says Morzaria.
The team didn't sleep for a week to bring the campaign to life.
Harshil Karia, Founder
Akshay Gurnani, Co-founder and CEO
Aditya Mehendale, Group Creative Director
Jay Morzaria, Group Creative Manager
Puru Agarwal, Creative Lead
Madhvendra Singh, Creative Lead
Sahil Shah, Creative Lead
Shubhangi Dixit, Sr.Creative Strategist
Kartikeya Misra, Jr.Creative Strategist
Yashashree Pachbudhe, Jr.Creative Strategist
Neha Wahi, Jr.Creative Strategist
Radhika Chhabra, Jr.Creative Strategist
Himani Gandhi, Jr.Creative Strategist
Deepa Balyapelli, Jr.Creative Strategist
Deep Doshi, Art Director
Sanket Gawand, Design Lead
Aditi Parmar, Graphic Visualiser
Sohil Karia, Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer
Amisha Gulati, VP - Solutions
Viren Chhabria, Group Solutions Manager
Aniket Ajwani, Team Lead - Solutions
Shourya Porwal, Integrated Solutions Strategist